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Sgt. Barretto was deeply appreciated and loved by his fellow soldiers for his constant smile and compassionate heart, and also for teaching soldiers that it’s okay to ask for help when they need it. A member of his company recalled, “This guy touched so many people’s lives… Everyone is trying to act like we’re fine, because that’s what we do as paratroopers, but at the end of the day, we know we’re struggling,” Sieck said. “We’re hurting, I’m hurting.” Barretto leaves behind his wife, two sons and a daughter. Also killed in the same suicide bombing was Cpl. 3rd Class Ciprian-Stefan Polschi, 38, a married father of two on his third tour in Afghanistan. (Pentagon)

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